NMCA Memebership Announcement

Hi fellow NCMA RI members.

As you hopefully noticed in our newsletter (thanks for the wonderful job Amy!) we have some opening on the Executive Board for the coming program year that begins in July. Although I am thankful that we have had a couple of volunteers come forward or be nominated to fill some of the positions, I do wish to insure that anyone who may be interested has the opportunity to participate. One of my key focus areas and part of our recently completed Strategic Plan is to increase the breadth of our reach throughout Rhode Island and to expand the participation level within our membership.

We will have vacancies for Secretary, Program Coordination, Web Site, and President Elect (who would move to President when my term expires). In addition, although we have wonderful volunteers leading our other area of focus such as Membership, Education and Training, and Marketing, I know that those Directors would be happy to have any help you would be willing to provide.

The commitment is your time and I do not want to trivialize what that means. Everyone of us has a full plate, so in asking you to consider this, I recognize what the impact is. You are all members of this organization, I believe, because you think that there is a need to continue tot improve the way in which we go about the business of managing contracts. I am hoping that belief will inspire you to step up to the challenge.

If you can find the time to attend a monthly meeting from September through June, ( we do slow down during the summer) and then bring your skills, experience and thoughts to bear on some of the agenda items and events we work on, then you are an excellent candidate to be a Director on the Board.

If you have the interest and desire, but not quite that much time, please let me know also as your help at a lunch, or one of our annual events is also crucial to our success.

I ask you to let me know of your interest by April 27th. If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

On behalf of all the NCMA RI members, I thank you in advance for your consideration.

Ken Haner
Rite-Solutions, Inc.
Senior Vice President
Director, Government Operations
860-599-1938 X 207
401-847-3399 X 178
860-501-1651 cell

Call For Nominations President & VP Membership


Dear Chapter Members,

The Rhode Island Chapter of NCMA has two Officer positions currently vacant on our Executive Board. We are seeking nominees for these positions:


Serves as the advisor to the Chapter President on all Chapter matters, participates in Executive Board meetings, makes recommendations to the Executive Board on matters requiring Board action, participates in the Chapter’s strategic planning process, becomes Chapter President beginning on July 1, 2015.

Chapter Vice President-Membership

Maintains and advises the Executive Board on the membership and statistics; assists the VP Marketing, other Officers and Board Members to recruit new members; recommends methods and promote renewal of expiring memberships; assists with manning of the Membership and information tables at Chapter events; welcomes/introduces new or prospective members at Chapter meetings and luncheons; addresses and resolves membership issues with the National office as needed.

Nominate yourself or others for these positions. The only requirement is willingness to contribute to our Chapter activities and be an NCMA member or willing to become one. Please send nominations to our Executive Board Election Committee, Attention Elections Chair: Richard Ferro at rlfms@cox.net or PO Box 3036, Newport RI 02840, by November 14, 2014.  You can also call Richard at (401) 575-6456 if you have any questions or to learn more.


SeaPort-e Council Meeting

The next SeaPort-e Council Meeting is scheduled for Dec 2, 0900 to 1100 in the Bldg 80 UCTOC. Please forward your questions to Tony Hill @ charles.a.hill3.ctr@navy.mil & hill_tony@bah.com to support this event.

Registration Now Open for 8th Annual SDVOSB Matchmaking Event

Good afternoon,

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Service Disabled and Veterans Owned Small Business Matchmaking Event and training conference on November 5, 2014. Attached please find a preliminary agenda for your information. A final agenda as well as a listing of Primes and Agencies will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

Please register today at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce site: http://www.newportchamber.com/wcevents/eventresults.aspx?EventDate=11/5/2014&month=11&year=2014, no later than October 30. The fee for attendees is $15 to cover the cost of breakfast. Please be sure to register all attendees separately and use the names as they appear on their identification as it is necessary for gate access. All participants must register and no attendees may be added or substituted after October 30.

If you have any questions, please contact Soraya Sundberg at ssundberg@commerceri.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in November.


Prelim Agenda SDVOSB-VOSB Matchmaker 11-5-2014


NCMA Newsletter – April 2014

Come to the NCMA Breakfast series to learn more about this exciting program that benefits Small Businesses in assisting with R&D!

NCMA Breakfast Series – SBIR Overview – Learn how to obtain grant money for R&D from the Government:

Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 0900 – 1100am
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport
Topic: SBIR Overview
Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport RI

Cost: $10.00 for Breakfast

Small Business Round Table (SBRT) breakfast meetings coming up in 2014

NCMA RI has an exciting slate of Small Business Round Table (SBRT) breakfast meetings coming up in 2014. Our schedule and a brief overview of each SBRT breakfast meeting is as follows:

Introduction to SBIRs
Date: 29 January 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80

Synopsis: Overview of the program with government and industry speakers / presentations. Speakers consist of Jack Griffin of NUWCDIVNPT who give an overview of the DIVNPT/NAVSEA SBIR program, Christine Smith, Executive Director of the RI Science & Technology Advisory Council, Rhode TBD from the State of RI who will discuss new/updated state SBIR initiatives, and Jon Bell of Lockheed Martin who will discuss their SBIR Program Management Organization.

CMMI Certification
Date: 25 February 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80

Synopsis: Overview of the certification process – speakers TBD.

SBIR Overview
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport
Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport RI
Cost: $10.00 for Breakfast

Synopsis: NCMA Breakfast Series – Learn how to obtain grant money for R&D from the Government

SeaPort-e 101
Date: 25 March 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport

Synopsis: Seaport overview with government and industry speakers / presentations. An opportunity to ask questions both entry level and past performers.

Small Business to Large Business Matchmaking
Date: 29 April 2014
Registration Begins: 0800
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – 151 Admiral Kalfbus Road, Newport RI

Fee: $75 per small business (with no limit on the number of attendees), this includes small businesses that want to "attend but not deliver a presentation". This fee covers all expenses including breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. There is no fee for large business participants.

Registration Deadline:

SMALL BUSINESS REGISTRATION: Pre-register by e-mail to hill_tony@bah.com and ksant@esncc.com NLT 14 April, 2014. Please provide the individual’s name, company, phone and e-mail address, and the NAICS Codes they support that qualify them as a small business.

LARGE BUSINESS RSVP: hill_tony@bah.com and ksant@esncc.com NLT 14 April, 2014.

Synopsis: Small business presentations and introductions followed by a lunch and networking event.

Please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for additional details as events draw closer!

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) will host a Pre-Solicitation Conference to provide interested parties with technical information and solicit feedback on the Code 34 Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System requirement to be competed via FedBizOpps, N66604-14-R-0102.

This is a re-compete and consolidation of NUWCDIVNPT requirements N66604-10-C-0531 and N66604-12-D-0051. The incumbent for both requirements is EADS North America Test and Services.

The Pre-Solicitation Conference will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 14
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (EST)
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80, Newport, RI 02842

Pre-registration is required. Please see attached for additional details: Click Here

NCMA December Luncheon Presentation Material

DCMA presentation

Luncheon – December 4th

Robby Ragos, Industrial Supply Property Management Specialist, from DCMA Hartford will speak at a luncheon on December 4th at noon in the Newport, RI area.

Is Government Property a New Hot Button Issue?

     * What you should know about GP
     * How does it impact Contract and Subcontract Administrators
     * What happens if you fail a GP Audit?

Venue Location: Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown, RI

Price Per Person: $25.00

SeaPort-e Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2013

As I hope you all know, we are hoping to have a SeaPort-e meeting 11 Dec 0900-1100 at NUWC’s Building 80 in Newport, RI.

In order to facilitate these meetings it is important for the contracting community to have pertinent questions for the SeaPort-e representatives. As such, our committee chair will be collecting questions for consideration.

Please submit questions to hill_tony@bah.com NLT COB November 20, 2013.

Also note that without interest and relevant questions this meeting may be cancelled so please send your good questions now.